Sunday, August 26, 2007


I've been married seven years today. That's a long time. In fact, it's the longest I've ever been in a relationship if you don't count my knitting. The Dude and I went out for a little casual dinner last night to mark the occassion.

Let's be honest. I looked good. So did the MS3.

I've been thinking about lasting relationships lately. I know some people who have recently separated. One of the partners decided that they needed something or someone more glamorous. It's funny that love is more about the long haul than the jump off the line. My husband and I knew each other for four years before we started dating. Neither was what the other thought. We surprised ourselves and our friends by our match and while we've had the chance to do some fun things like travel and enjoy great food and drink, it's the everyday that I appreciate the most. Coffee in the morning. (My Dude makes great coffee. Just ask my Mom. He tells me it's the three shots of espresso he lovingly puts into each cup. What a man!) Taking the girlie to the park. A little after-dinner vino. Trips to the deli. Glamor is great but it never lasts. There's always something newer and fancier. I'll take classic every time. A man who has stood the test of time and has never let me down.

So here's to the every day stuff that we forget to appreciate. Thank you, Dude. I love you. And after seven years, I'm not itchy.

I hope you aren't either.
(Mystery Knitting: A scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in Misti Alpaca. This is our wool anniversary and while technically not wool, it's still very nice. And the Dude liked it. A lot.)


T. said...

Lovely post - very very nice. Congrats on the 7 years - it's a milestone!! Lots of glamourous couples don't make it past 7 days. Cases in point:
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra (ok it was officially 9 days, but really, I'm sure they weren't talking by day 7...)
Cher and Greg Allman (again 9 days...)

I'm sure your Dude will never get itchy - even if you knit him the most rough, woolen garment imaginable. He's around for good!

Mrs. Mustard said...

What a great post!
Congratulations on making it 7 years! Here's to another 7X7!

catknip said...

Happy anniversary and thanks for reminding me of what is truely important in life.

andi said...

What a beautiful post, J. I'm so glad that you found each other. And how could he possibly get itchy when you're ever so hot?

J. said...

Thanks, A. You're pretty cute yourself.

D. said...

You made me cry....that is the most amazing post.